THE REEFER MADNESS ERA
MAGAZINES AND THEIR ROLE
Reefers, Redheads - the road to ruin
THE ASSASSIN OF YOUTH
How Reefer parties Breed Vice
INDEX OF POSSIBLE REEFER MADNESS ERA MAGAZINES
The following is a list of magazines that the museum Thinks Might Just Possibly Contain Reefer Madness Era material of interest to the reader. BUT please don’t sue us if it turns out that they don’t. No one over here (associated with this museum) has actually been able to obtain copies there of. By and large we are simply going by what an internet auctioneer said about the magazine, or by the title of an article etc. --- In other words we are taking guesses. However, it is still the best index of “Possible” Reefer Madness era articles that we know of.
MUSEUM NOTE: This is what is known as a working Index. That means that we are actually utilizing it to keep track of magazine articles that the museum is actively looking for. It also means that it is a bit scatter brained in its makeup. From our (the museums) point of view, we could either have a beautiful great looking Index, or we could have something that we could actually use – we chose the latter. Also note; there are a lot of boxes that look something like “[S]-“, just ignore them. The museum uses them to keep track of where things are stored and in what format etc.
Genre: Pulp fiction
[ ]--Jun 15, 1930 v75 #1 – “The Tiger Hashishin” Hurst, S. B. H.
Story Summery: unknown
[ ]--Jan, 1957 v132 #1 – “Reefer” Garrison, Webb B. -- OCLC: 39773331
ALL TRUE CRIME
[ ]- 1951 Annual - "Reefers Red Heads and the Road to Ruin".
Title: All-true crime Accession Number: 29251310
AMAZING DETECTIVE CASES Publisher: Atlas
[ ]-- WINTER 1953 - marijuana story with photos
THE ASYLUM JOURNAL conducted by the Medical Superintendent of the Public Lunatic Asylum for British Guiana Author: Public Lunatic Asylum (British Guiana) [Stanford = NO]
[Wanted]- “Chronic Mania in Ganje Smokers” Date 1883 Edition / Pagination 60 ID Number 20301441230
[ ]- July 1, 1944 pg 14 "Krupa Case Appealed in calif. Court" [NWR]
[ ]- July 17, 1943 pg 22 - "Dance Promoter in Trouble with Cleveland Police" - [NWR]
[ ]-- Billboard - Jul 21, 1956 - Page 4 Further, marijuana is becoming popular with those of the younger set who live in areas where family solidarity is less stable. Noting this, the British press has taken some sharp jabs at the official reports.
BIG BOOK DETECTIVE Magazine - Canadian pulp.
[ ]- June 1944 - Vol 2 - Number 12. "Marihuana Madness" by Wally Wood. A four page info write up on the history and the ever growing problem of its use.
[ ]- Apr, 1930 v13 #2 – “Red Hemp” Decolta, Ramon -- Title: Black mask; a magazine
[ ]- State narcotic Dick 19, No. 11 (Jan 1937, 72-106. Bromley & muggles (marijuana)
[ ]- March 1948 V 31 # 2. Marijuana story - exact title unknown
BROTHERHOOD OF LOCOMOTIVE FIREMEN AND ENGINEMEN'S magazine
The Brotherhood, 1937 , Volumes 102-103 pg 215-216 331.9 L818 (1937) v.102-103
[Wanted] Oct. 13, 1948 "Marijuana: The Facts"
COMPLETE POLICE MAGAZINE
[ ]- APRIL 1957- “I Cornered The Reefer Rats”
CONFIDENTIAL DETECTIVE CASES
[ ]-- FEB 1958-TEENAGE SWEETHEART'S MARIJUANA MURDER!
MARCH, 1968; Vol. 6, No. 3 -- Marijuana at Issue ... LEE BERTON
[ ]-- May, 1953. Mayhem and Marijuana - La Jolla, CA.
THE CROSS AND THE FLAG
Christian Nationalist Crusade Gerald L.K. Smith, 1947 pg 158
Volume 34 page 32 45 41 California Teachers Association 1938 - Education
DETECTIVE FICTION Weekly
[ ]- Marihuana – By Woolrich, Cornell May 3-1941 Outstanding Marihuana cover has interior black and white illustrations to illustrate stories. A mag of the book Marihuana. Publication: New York : Popular Publications,
[ ]- “Trailing Cleveland's Marihuana Killers” May 1948
DETECTIVE AND MURDER MYSTERIES
[ ]-- Mar, 1939 Volume 1 #1– “The Devil Peddles Reefers” Wallington, Grantly OCLC: 28636859
DETECTIVE WORLD - . OCLC: 86174818
[ ]- Dec. 1947 - Marihuana-the evil weed, the weasel's song of death, etc
[ ]- Feb. 1948 “Marijuana I sold Hollywood Stars”
[ ]- July 1952 -- A classic crime exploitation mag from the early '50's, this issue of "Detective World" features marijuana-crazed psycho killers, femmes fatales who lure men to a life of crime and murder, an inbred gun-toting wife killer, and the 1942 London Strangler case.
DOC SAVAGE SCIENCE DETECTIVE - Kenneth Robeson, 1948
[ ]- Jan,-Feb. 1948 - vol. 29 no.6 "Cannabis Sativa" by H. Bedford-Jones "Flower of Death" by Everett M. Weber Doc Savage Author: Street & Smith Publications
DOUBLE ACTION GANG
[ ]- June 1938 v1 #4 – “On the Weed” Moynahan, James H. S.
[ ]- Dec 1938 v1 #6 Wild spicy cover great series moderate overall wear flat tight book with good colors multiple chips out of edges (see scan) minor tape on spine with bottom 1" off. Yellow -tan supple pages. A fantastic title wild marijuana story " reefer spawn". -- "GANG", has "10 action stories", including "Reefer Spawn", Price, E. Hoffmann -- all about a " 'Mary Warner" sex-mad orgy". Even the ads are hilarious mostly sexually oriented.
[ ]- April 1939 v2 #2 . Wild story "Reefer Shakedown" a story about a senator's daughter running around naked after smoking pot. Moderate to heavy overall wear (see scan) Mild fading to spine with moderate wear. The author of the story Reefer Shakedown is Hugh J. Gallagher and it is a pulp. - Publication: New York, N.Y: Winford Publications, Year: 1936-1939 - OCLC: 52154820 - OR - OCLC: 52550985
THE DEFENDER MAGAZINE
[ ] Volume 19 Defenders of the Christian Faith, Incorporated, 1944 p22
THE EASTERN BUSINESS TEACHERS ASSOCIATION YEARBOOK
Eastern Business Teachers Association, Eastern Commercial Teachers Association 1940 - p383
Flynn's (Weekly Detective)
[ ]-- Aug 14, 1926 v17 #4 “Hemp Enough” Bouv, Winston
FOCUS - Pocket Magazine
[ ]- Sept 1951 Cities Of Sin” a story on the drug problem and photos of marijuana cigarettes
[ ]- December 9, 1953 - Lili St. Cyr on the cover, marijuana and drugs in the movies.
FRONT PAGE DETECTIVE
[ ]-- AUG 1936 #1 --
FLORIDA HEALTH NOTES
Volumes 31-32 page 136 - 137 Florida. Health Program Office, Florida. Division of Health, Florida. State Board of Health Program Office, Dept. of Health and Rehabilitative Services, State of Florida, 1939 - Medical
GLANCE or Glance Digest
[June 1957] An article about “The Dance They Banned in England - Bizarre Picture Article on Dancer Lili Brede's Marijuana-Smoking Dance Routine” probably not worth it.
THE HEALTH BULLETIN
[ ]- Volumes 53-54 1938 - p18 North Carolina. Board of Health
[ ] Volumes 53-54 1938 - Medical pg 30 North Carolina. Board of Health
HEARST'S INTERNATIONAL COMBINED WITH COSMOPOLITAN
[ ] Volume 104 p106 152 34 International magazine company, inc., 1938
[ ]-- August 1949 -- I Was Campus Queen of the Reefer Racket
HUTCHINSON'S MYSTERY STORY MAGAZINE
[ ]-- Jan, 1924 v2 #12 – “ The Lure of the Weed” Pendarves, G. G.
THE INDIAN MEDICAL JOURNAL -- Place of Publication Calcutta
[WANTED] -- “Indian hemp in dysentery “ Date 1887 Edition / Pagination vi, 5-8 ID Number 20405921390
[ ]- Volume 13, Number 4 (October 1941) MARIHUANA PULLED THE TRIGGER by Jack Heise
[ ]- Jan 1958 – “The Weed That Bit Back” by Jerry Smart
Int’l JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
[WANTED] -- 1887 pp 222-223 “Observations on the Preparations of Cannabis and Cannabinum Tannicum.
JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN PHARMACOLOGICAL SOCIETY
1923 "The Effects of large Doses of Marihuana" by Mr. a. Schneider
JOURNAL OF THE IMPERIAL INSTITUTE
[ ]- EDITOR: Cannabis sativa (indica), Indian hemp, or ganja, journal of the Imperial Institute, London, 1896, 2, pages 105-106.
THE KEYNOTE - Monthly publication of the Detroit Federation of musicians
Editorial - Jan/Feb 1941
LAW ENFORCEMENT / or/ Missouri Peace Officers Association
[poor copy]- Oct. 1, 1941 - Marihuana the assassin of the human mind by H. Anslinger
MAN TO MAN Magazine - Volitant Publishing Corp.
[ ]- Aug/Sept 1950 Vol. 1, #5 - "The Truth about narcotics " By Eugene B. Mozes, M.D. with one illustrated and three photos!! The author, a frequent contributor to the medical journals, he is a recognized authority on all forms of narcotic addiction here are facts about Opium, Morphine, Marihuana, Cocaine and other such drugs!!!
[ ]- February 1953 - "Man To Man The Stag Magazine." Great cheesecake photos along with articles on hashish, gorilla hunting in the Congo, pills that increase brain power, new venereal diseases, nudist bathing, TVs shocking sex problems etc.
[ ]-- Feb 1954 “Marijuana in Hollywood”
[ ]- 1954 - hashish, sub-geni camp (not important)
[ ]- Dec. 1954 "How It Feels To Smoke Hashish"
MIT – the tech
[ ]- “Some Experience with Hashish” 1886 pp 51-53
[ ]-- Dec. 1938 - Woman Against Evil, and Reefer Club
[ ]- Volume 47 Macfadden-Bartell., 1934 p105
[ ]- # 1-1956-HOW TO EAT HASHISH
THE NATIONAL ADVOCATE
[ ]- Volumes 68-73 1933 -p5, 11, 12 - Federal Council of the Churches of Christ in America. Commission on Temperance, National Temperance Society
NATIONAL POLICE GAZETTE - [ Ignore -- Not really wanted]
[ ]- AUG-SEPT 1940 - Great articles on crimes committed by crazed marijuana fiends and addicts,
[ ]- JAN. 25, 1955. "dope--the blonde beauty and Robert Mitchum"; and "the experts pick basketball's best bets for 1955"; and other articles. (see photos)
NEWSWEEK: [Box M1]
[ ]- “Marihuana: A Thriving N.Y. "Loco" Farm Now an Ash Heap; --- OCT 27, 1934
NEW YORK POLICE JOURNAL
[ ]– 1929 exact date unknown
[ ]– 1937 exact date unknown
[ ]- 1965 either issue #2,#3 or 4? - The case of marijuana
THE NATIONAL ADVOCATE
[ ]- Volumes 68-73 Pg 5, 11, 12 Federal Council of the Churches of Christ in America. Commission on Temperance, National Temperance Society
[ ]- March 30, 1938 – Part A – article indicating that John Seadlud, kidnapper of Charles Ross, was a Marihuana Addict
[ ]- April 13, 1938 –Part B – article indicating that John Seadlud, kidnapper of Charles Ross, was a Marihuana Addict
PRAIRIE FARMER MAGAZINE
[ ]- Oct, 07, 1939 - Vol 111 No. 20 - Is Marihuana a peril? You be the judge!
Proceedings of the annual congress of correction?
[ ]- page 51 by American Correctional Association --- MARIHUANA, 1943 p 167.
[ ]- Oct 1938 pg 147 "Cops Grow Marijuana for Rogues's Gallery"
[ ]- Jan 1916 pg 64
[ ]- Sept 1955 - something about the border patrol and dope smugglers. --- Also a great article with photos on the Border Patrol apprehending Mexican marijuana smugglers
[ ]- Feb 1949 - “Hollywood actors in trouble because of drugs; e.g. Robert Mitchum and marihuana - sexy pics of girls in skimpy attire
POLICE GAZETTE Magazine
[ ]- Aug 1940 - Marijuana Fiend Outrages More Than A Dozen Women
[ ]- Dec. 1948 THE NATIONAL POLICE GAZETTE -- HOLLYWOOD'S MARIJUANA PARTIES
POLICE OFFICER MAGAZINE
[poor copy]- V2- 1939
POLICE RECORD DETECTIVE
[ ]- #19- Aug/Sept 1952 - Marijuana Love Ends In Horrible Death... Inside Story of Schuster Murder... Teen-Age Orgies
POSE Pocket MENS Magazines
[ ]- Aug. 1956, features lead story on Marijuana maniacs, homosexuality,(queer street) strippers etc. Includes articles of interest to men, sports, news and of course sexy women. Nice photos throughout, books are 64 pages, clean, crisp and complete. 6" x 4", look and display well. Nice vintage pin up girl items.
THE PRISON WORLD HV7231.p853
Volumes 5-6 , Marihuana page 7 24
American Prison Association, National Jail Association (U.S.)
Bruce Publishing Co., 1943 - Social Science
[ ]- Oct 1938 v3 #5 -- “RING AROUND A REEFER” By Wallace Kayton
Its a story about Ben Irish and how he was tasked with breaking up a marihuana traffic ring.
[ ]- March 1944 v14 #4 -- Out of This World - Just give him a reefer and .... By Day Keene
Publication: Toronto, Duchess Printing & Publishing Co. Year: OCLC: 11796068
THE POPULAR MAGAZINE
[ ]-- Oct, 1931 – “Pearls and Hemp” Landis, Peter
The popular magazine Author: Street and Smith Publications
[ ]-- Aug, 1937 v12 #1 Heavenly Weed” Gray, Westmoreland
POPULAR SCIENCE MONTHLY ,
[ ]- Volume 88 Jan 1916 - Page 64
[ ]- Volume 13 page 32 , 33 Pennsylvania State Dept. of Health, 1935
QUAD CITY TELE-VIEWS GUIDE
[ ]- 1951 Sept 22 - Lovely Eloise McElhone is on the cover of this pre national TV Guide, "Tele-Views", Quad City Program guide for WOC and WHBF. This is the Sept. 22-28 issue, Vol. 1, No. 38. Also, an article on "Teen Dope", by Austin Kiplinger, alerts parents to the dangers of marijuana leading to cocaine and heroin abuse.
QUARTERLY BULLETIN ...
[ ]- Volumes 1-5 Editorial Committee, 1937 p 7, 48 - 77 - Association of Food and Drug Officials of the United States
[ ]- January Jan 1970 -- The Drug Scene: Marijuana: How Dangerous is it? by Steven M. Spencer.
[ ]- May 1979 - Marijuana and Driving: The Sobering Truth ... Peggy Mann.
[ ]- April 1971; Vol. 98, No. 588 -- what about Marijuana? by Walter X. Lehmann, MD.
[ ]- August 1950 - Marihuana, directed by Len Klimovasky, (Pedro Lapez Lagar, Fanny Navarro, Golde Flami), 2 Pages, 6 B&W Photos; etc.
Reward True Crime Exposes --- a pocket sized crime magazine
[ ]- November 1954 (Vol. 1, No.8) -- A King Marijuana (Can we save the victims of the killer weed?). A 10 cents a Dance, Mister? discusses the evils of dance palaces
[ ]-- Jun 1952 ---Marijuana (Reefer) Story,
Volume 4 Pg 30 McGraw-Hill Publishing Co., Jan 1, 1949 - Education
Jan 1953 - The World Narcotics Cartel (Opium, Marijuana, Morphine)
[ ]- Vol.5 No.1 October 1949 - Marijuana- Good or Evil?
SMASH CRIME DETECTIVE
[ ]- July 1952 - Its multiple drugs from marijuana to heroin. - Sean
[ ]-- Nov, 1936 v5 #2 – “Hashish from Hoshepur” Moore, Carl -
A 1917 thriller by Carl Moore appeared in Spicy-Adventure Stories and is just as ridiculous. Set in London, it has Scotland Yard detective surreptitiously getting a murder suspect to take some hashish. Overcome by the drug, the suspect loses consciousness, convulses, and subsequently reenacts the crime he has been arrested for (rape and murder). Convicted by the evidence, he is later hanged.
[ ]-- May, 1939 – “Muggles Mess-Up” Calder, Ellery Watson
SPICY DETECTIVE STORIES
[ ]-- Mar, 1940 v12 #5 – “Reefer Man” by Arthur Wallace
SPICY MYSTERY STORIES
[ ]- Sept 1936 Vol 3 #5 - Great damsel in distress cover illustration. “Hasheesh Wisdom” by Hamlin Daly
SPICY WESTERN STORIES
[ ]- June 1937 - Only a Spicy Western cowpoke can lasso a woman and take her top off all in one move. (If this were Spicy Mystery, she’d also get branded) The “Polly of the Plains” comics installment has Polly killing a “marijuana-crazed addict.”
THE SPIDER: (aka Master of Men)
[ ]- “The Devil-Weed a poem by Spiderette about the evils of marijuana!” Vol.22 #3 Dec. 1940
STRANGE MEDICAL FACTS
[ ]-- Dec. 1953 - “Hashish The vice of Asia”
[ ]- Volume 7 1936 Raymond Moley V. Astor,
[ ]-- July 1952-- Reefer Parties - girlie magazine (I think)
Ten Story Gang
[ ]-- Jan, 1939 v1 #3 – “Lady Reefer Runner” Earle, Wilcey
Publication: Holyoke, MA : Winford Publications, OCLC: 52538292
TOWN AND GOWN the University of North Carolina and Chapel Hill
[ ]- Sept. 1968, 47
TRUE CRIME CASES
[ ]-- Dec. 1949 - “Hollywood's Reefer ring”
[ not really wanted ]-- July 1956 - Love Always, "Millie" - To a punk who mixes marijuana with booze nothing is sacred…Not even the wide-eyed devotion of his high-school sweetheart! By John Samuels.
[ ]- June 1946----- title unknown When an empty trunk tipped off police that a new source of marihuana had flooded New York's underworld market, agents patiently laid a trap for the cautious ringleaders.
April 1938 - Burn the Sex Weed - a TRUE editorial on Marihuana
TRUE CRIME MAGAZINE
[ ]-- “MARIJUANA MADNESS” By Wade Hitson - APRIL, 1948
[ ]-- Jan. 1956 – “Marijuana - A Photo Expose”
Publication: [United States : Red Circle, Year: 1936-1930s OCLC: 52550772 or OCLC: 56819574
[ ]- Volumes 18-19 pg 69 Washington Education Association, 1939 - Education
The Menace of Mrijuana and Allied Drugs by Frank Leighton Wood, MD
WESTERN STORY MAGAZINE
Oct 23, 1939. ---"Colorado’s marijuana - Anon
WHISPER. "thru the keyhole:
[ ]-- Vol. 2, #2 - July 1948 “HOW REEFER PARTIES BREED VICE”
THE WIDE WORLD - Pulp fiction magazine
[ ]- Oct. 1936 Stories: Marijuana Story -Author describes how he first encountered this evil weed, and the perilous experiences in which it later involved him (12 pages with illustrations).
WOMEN IN CRIME
[ ]--Vol 2 #2 june 1947 “I sold death and Marijuana”
WORLD DIGEST MAGAZINE
[ ]-- Vol 1, #2, 128p, can't find the month (year was even hard to find!). 1950 - Marihuana (a.k.a Marijuana) Madness Below the Rio (tells how Iguana's are used like canaries by weed smoking Mexicans
THE YORKER (note- not the New Yorker) published by a historical society
[ ]-- “The Marihuana Menace” Nov. 1933
(Reefer Madness Era Magazines)
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